This lovely old parish church is there for all to enjoy. It is open every day during the day and many visitors, including walkers, enjoy the sense of peace and tranquillity. Also popular is the use of the carpark and access to tea, coffee and biscuits in the church! Donations are much appreciated.
As a church we are very grateful for all the work that the Friends of Nuffield Church (see below) have undertaken; this can be seen in the transformation of the carpark, the restoration of the railings and of the wall beside the carpark.
The usual pattern of services is as below and everyone is welcome. Rev Ian Thacker, the chaplain of the prison, conducts a service of Holy Communion on the 2nd Sunday of most months at 11am. On the 3rd Sunday of the month Canon Brian Shenton usually offers Holy Communion. At the moment we are in an interregnum. This means that following the resignation of Revd Brendan Bailey earlier in 2017, we are currently without a permanent minister. Watch this space in 2018!
1st Sunday Morning Prayer with John Erbetta
2nd Sunday Holy Communion with Ian Thacker
3rd Sunday Holy Communion with Brian Shenton
4th Sunday Family Service with John Erbetta
All services are at 11am and all are welcome!
We try and make the Christian faith accessible to all. We’re aware that different people have different views on the form that ‘church’ takes We have traditional morning prayer and then a very straightforward Family service which we hope is ‘accessible’ to all. We always welcome comments from those that have been to our services and whilst we do not change the message of hope and the offer of forgiveness that is central to the Christian faith, we are always happy to look at ways in which we can adapt.
The services are listed each month on the noticeboard outside church, and on the Parish and Huntercombe noticeboards.
Believing that the Bible is the foundation of the Christian faith we have an informal discussion study most weeks in people’s homes. Contact details are on the notices.
Your first point of contact for matters concerning the church is the group of churches’ joint administrator, on 01491 628297 (messages are picked up regularly) or firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates for your diary:
Looking ahead, 24th February a concert in church with pianist Janet Pound – more details to follow.
Both events are in aid of the church.
Exciting Future Developments:
Since the sale of the Rectory the church has been without meeting-room, toilet and kitchen facilities, making it impossible to offer such events as coffee mornings or light lunches for older people or a Mother and Toddler group, for example. As the wider community has no meeting place in the village, we are working together on the Nuffield Community Centre Project (see elsewhere on this website). We plan to open up the main body of the church by replacing the pews with stacking chairs and providing servery and disabled toilet facilities near the entrance door. Like all building work, especially in a Grade II* listed building, things move slowly but we are getting close to the point at which the final applications for approval can be submitted (probably early 2018) with a view to starting work later that year.
We hope that the new facilities will provide the village with a meeting space, the Ridgeway walkers with a ‘watering hole’ and allow the church to offer new activities for both young (we are in discussion with a national youth organisation) and old.
To find out more, to offer support, assistance or ideas, or for a pleasant evening out, please come to the church at 7pm on December 14th to see the plans, enjoy refreshments and the purchase of seasonal items and a Family Fun Christmas Quiz! (see also…)
Friends of Holy Trinity Church Nuffield
The Friends of Holy Trinity Church, Nuffield is a charity set up to raise money for the conservation, embellishment and maintenance of Nuffield church and its grounds.
Our aim is to ensure that this ancient Church, which dates back to the early 12th. Century, remains in the best condition possible for us and future generations to enjoy. The graveyard is the resting place of Lord Nuffield.
How can you help?
We really need your support and we hope that you can be as generous as possible. There are several ways for you to donate those precious pounds to us or to become involved in other ways....
Become a friend
You can become a friend of Holy Trinity Church, Nuffield by committing to regular yearly or monthly donation. To do this please fill in the form to make a standing order and return the form as instructed or set it up online though your online banking service.
We'd be very happy to receive a one-off donation. Again, you can do this through your online banking service or by post.
Please do not send cash. Simply fill in the form and send it together with a cheque or postal order to Kate Coghlan.
If you require any further information about Friends of Nuffield Church, please contact:
Bryony House, Newlands Lane, Stoke Row, Oxfordshire. RG9 5PS
Tel: 01491 681915